Welcome New Members
The HVL Fish & Game Club invites residents to join in the fun! You don’t have to fish to be a member. Some members are hunting enthusiasts or enjoy boating, golf, and other outdoor activities. Many of our meetings feature guest speakers on a variety of outdoor topics. The club takes a special interest in getting youth involved in outdoor activities. All of us care deeply about the lakes and natural environment, both here in HVL and elsewhere.
In addition to club business and social interaction, meetings include food, snacks and beverages – all for $30 a year. We hope to see many new faces!
Scroll down for Tournament Schedules and results. View the HVL Events Calendar.
First Tuesday of each month – 7:30 p.m.
April through October at Upper Beach Shelter
November through March in HVL Community Room
Dues – $30/ year
Lake Enhancement Projects
Environmental improvements, such as Clean Up America Project
Support for HVL residents
Kids Fishing Derby
Fishing Tournaments (schedule below)
Seniors Weekday Tournaments (schedule below)
Sponsor of a Junior BASS Tournament
Assist Lakes & Parks Committee on Lake Management
Tuesday, August 8 – Lake Treatment
Saturday, September 16 – Fish & Game Golf Scramble | Sugar Ridge Golf Course
Saturday, December 9 – Christmas Party
June Tournament Results
A “Grand” Day for F&G Seniors
June 13 – The HVL Fish & Game Club’s senior fishermen held their first grandparent/grandchild fishing tourney. Although getting more kids involved in fishing was one goal, adults and youth spending quality time together was just as rewarding.
The event was actually open not only to grandparents/grandchildren, but to any F&G senior member and young fishermen who wanted to team up for a fun-filled morning on HVL’s main lake.
Senior tournament organizers Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones hope the event will grow in the future to include many more young anglers. All who took part in this year’s tourney all said it was an exciting morning, even with the storm that forced an early end to the fishing. Pizza and snacks at the upper beach shelter topped off the day. Prizes were given for a variety of catches.
June 10 – The team of Chris Ludwig and Dave Huebner won with 4 bass weighing 9.38 lbs. They also took big bass honors with a 2.8 lb. largemouth. Gary Bright and fishing partner Dave Miller took second place with a 4 bass limit tipping the scale at 7.5 lbs. Bill Schaefer and Mike Asbach finished third, and the father/son team of Butch and Marco Mikesell claimed the 4th place prize.
June 19 – Fishing alone, Ken Horn weighed in 10.10 lbs. of bass in the Senior Tourney. He also took big bass honors with a 4 lb. largemouth. Ken used a variety of presentations to outwit HVL’s sometimes reluctant bass.
June 24 – Robbie Flowers took both first place and big bass honors. Sam Maxfield and Shirley Jones placed second.
Try fishing early in the morning and in the evening. Night fishing can be good too, but be sure to have the proper safety equipment. You’ll need Coast Guard-approved life vests and appropriate lighting if fishing from a boat. Loud and noisy lures work well.
Redworms, waxworms, nightcrawlers, crickets, and minnows are all excellent baits for fishing in HVL. Panfish bass and catfish love them. We are fortunate to have Wormies Bait Shop just down the road. Many of these baits can even be found in your yard. Remember, don’t put your unused minnows in any of the lakes as you might be putting in an unwanted species.
Zebra Mussel Prevention
Keep Hidden Valley Lake free of invasive species.
Inspect – Thoroughly inspect your boat’s hull, drive unit, trim plates, trolling plates, prop guards, transducers, centerboards, rollers, axles, anchor, anchor rope and trailer. Scrape off and trash any suspected mussels, however small. Remove all water weeds hanging from the boat or trailer before leaving any water body. Aquatic vegetation can carry mussels.
Drain – Drain water from the motor, livewell, bilge and transom wells and any other water from your boat and equipment while on land before leaving any water body.
Dump – Trash leftover bait on land, away from water, before leaving any water body. Leftover live aquatic bait that has contacted infested waters should not be taken to uninfested waters.
Rinse – When you get home – before launching your boat into uninfested waters – thoroughly rinse and dry the hull, drive unit, livewells (and livewell pumping system), bilge, trailer, bait buckets, engine cooling system and other boat parts that got wet while in infested waters; use a hard spray from a garden hose.
Dry – Boats, motors and trailers should be allowed to dry thoroughly in the sun for at least five days before boating again.
2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|DATE||TIME||BASS MIN. LENGTH||NOTES|
|Saturday, March 18, 2017||10 – 4||15||March 25 rain date|
|Saturday, April 08, 2017||8 – 2||15|
|Saturday, April 22, 2017||7 – 1||15|
|Sunday, April 23, 2017||7 – 1||15||Picnic|
|Sunday, May 07, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, May 20, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, June 10, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Saturday, June 24, 2017||6 – NOON||15|
|Friday, July 07, 2017||7 P.M. – 1 A.M.||14|
|Sunday, July 23, 2017||6 – NOON||14||**Added for 2017|
|Friday, August 04, 2017||7 P.M. – 1 A.M.||14|
|Saturday, August 19, 2017||6 – NOON||14|
|Saturday, September 09, 2017||7 – 1||14|
|Saturday, September 23, 2017||7 – 1||14|
|Sunday, October 08, 2017||8 – 2||14|
|Saturday, October 21, 2017||8 – 2||14|
|Sunday, October 22, 2017||8 – 2||14||Picnic|
Senior Tournament Directors
Must be 50 or over – *Entry Fee $10 (includes refreshments)
- All HVL and F&G rules apply. HVL-4 bass limit
- March – June 15” length* / July-Nov. 14” length
- Brookville – 5 bass/14” length * Ohio River- 5 bass/12” length
Coast Guard approved life vests must be worn when main engine is on.
2017 HVL FISH AND GAME CLUB SENIOR TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
|Thursday, March 30, 2017||10 – 4||HVL|
|Thursday, April 13, 2017||8 – 2||Batesville (Bischoff Res.)|
|Friday, April 28, 2017||8 – 2||HVL|
|Thursday, May 11, 2017||8 – 2||Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)|
|Tuesday, May 30, 2017||6 – 10 p.m.||HVL|
|Tuesday, June 13, 2017||8 – 2||HVL*Parent-Child/Grandparent-Grandchild|
|Monday, June 19, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Monday, July 10, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Tuesday, July 25, 2017||7 – 11 p.m.||HVL|
|Friday, August 11, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Wednesday, August 30, 2017||6 – 10 p.m.||HVL|
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||7 – 1||HVL|
|Friday, September 29, 2017||8 – 2||HVL *PANFISH|
|Tuesday, October 10, 2017||8 – 2||Brookville (Bonwell Ramp)|
|Thursday, October 26, 2017||8 – 2||Ohio River (Tanners Creek)|
|Monday, November 06, 2017||8 – 2||HVL* Food afterward|